Left to right: CC Golf Tournament Co-Chair David Schultz, Jewish Community Center Chief Executive Officer Marg Rosenblatt, Jewish Family Service Chief Executive Officer Andrea Steinberg, and JFS Golf Tournament Co-Chair Steve Cheifetz showcase the coveted trophy at the 8th Annual JFS & JCC Golf Tournament hosted at Harbor Pines Golf Course. With 140 golfers participating in the event on May 27th, the agencies were able to raise more than $58,000 to fund programs and services for children and seniors in the community. JCC won the trophy and will display it in their lobby for the coming year. (Photo provided by Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties)
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The 8th Annual JFS & JCC Golf Tournament, a joint fundraising event between Jewish Family Service and the Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center, raised more than $58,000 to benefit both agencies.
With 140 golfers participating in the fun-filled afternoon event at Harbor Pines Golf Course, Team JCC won the trophy, which will be displayed in their lobby until next year’s rematch.
“The funds raised from the sold-out golf tournament will support agency programs and services in which the need, during the past 15 months, has escalated to levels never experienced. The staff and volunteers at Jewish Family Service and the Katz Jewish Community Center were delighted to be able to host this annual event,” said Andrea Steinberg, JFS Chief Executive Officer.
The JFS & JCC Golf Tournament featured many exciting on-course contests including Longest Drive, Hit the Float, Putting, and Hit the Solar Panel, sponsored by Geoscape Solar. In addition, a Hole in One contest provided a chance for players to win a two-year lease on a Jeep Wrangler Sahara from Gary Barbera. The following morning, participants tuned into Facebook Live to learn which golfers won the contests and team prizes, which included restaurant gift cards, local business certificates, gift baskets, wine and more.
“This year’s golf tournament was another successful fundraiser and everyone had a really great time,” said Marg Rosenblatt, JCC Chief Executive Officer.
This year’s Shotgun sponsors were The Jack R. Linsky Foundation and Seaboard Building & Restoration, and the Beverage sponsors were Fox Rothschild and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. In addition, Fulton Bank, Susan & Robert Lang, and South Jersey Paper served as the Sanitizer sponsors, which provided health & safety stations throughout the course. Atlantic Coast Alarm, Joan & Craig Glick, Fitzpatrick Bongiovanni & Kelly, and Jersey Carpet, Tile & Wood served as Fore sponsors, while Harrison Beverage and Brown & Brown Insurance were Drive sponsors. Calvi Electric, Danielle Liberman, Esq., Harbor Pines Golf Club, J.S. Goldstein Funeral Home & Monuments, Inc., Kades & Cheifetz, and Sherman, Silverstein, Kohn, Rose & Podolsky Attorneys at Law served as Birdie sponsors.
The funds raised will help JFS and the Katz JCC further their mission to provide children and seniors of Atlantic County as well as the community as a whole, with programs and services to enhance and enrich their lives.
About Jewish Family Service
Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) encourages strong families, thriving children, healthy adults, energized seniors and vital communities.
With dozens of program areas, JFS specializes in counseling, mental health services, homeless programs, vocational services, adult and older adult services and also hosts an on-site food pantry.
The agency impacts 8,000 lives throughout Atlantic and Cape May Counties each year.
JFS’ mission is to motivate and empower people to realize their potential and enhance their quality of life. In keeping with Jewish values and the spirit of tikkun olam (healing the world), JFS provides services with integrity, compassion, respect and professionalism regardless of their religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age or background.
For more information or to keep up-to-date with events and programs, visit JFS at jfsatlantic.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
About the Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center
The mission of the Milton & Betty Katz JCC of Atlantic County is to foster an appreciation of Jewish identity, values and culture, to promote the health, education and welfare of our members and our surrounding community, to strengthen Jewish family life, to build a sense of community and ensure Jewish continuity for our children, our children’s children, and ourselves.
The Katz JCC provides a wide range of health, wellness and social enrichment programs, as well as educational opportunities for both children and adults in a warm and welcoming environment. Membership and other JCC programs and events are made available to everyone regardless of religious affiliation.